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chester. current windchills are in the single digits. only 7 for our windchill in the washington area. 10 for the windchill in annapolis. it's going to be a sunny, breezy, and cold day today. high temperatures will climb barely up into the low, maybe even mid-30s. the winds will easy up late this afternoon and this evening, setting the stage for our last really cold night for a while coming up tonight into tomorrow morning. and there's a warming trend ahead, kimberly, we'll give you that in the seven-day. >> looking forward to that. thank you, chuck. >> we're following breaking news from prince george's county right now. early this morning, a freight train hit a car in beltsville, maryland. the accident happened at baltimore avenue and ritzway. that's where news 4's derrick ward is live with the latest. derrick, any injuries here? >> reporter: we understand there was one injury to the driver of the vehicle. we're looking at this csx train now. a southbound csx train on these tracks that run parallel to route 1 here in beltsville. we understand this accident happened just after 6:00 a.m. a
as president of howard university here in washington for more than 20 years has died. james cheek, he was 77 years old. the university spokesman says he died friday at a hospital in grains borrow, north carolina, after a long illness. he served as howard's president more than 20 years. during his tenure, enrollment increased $6,000. the ufort's budget climbed to more than $400 million. he was awarded the presidential medal of freedom in 1983. the funeral arrangements haven't been announced. >>> heavy snow being blamed for a roof collapse in sioux city, iowa. this is what's left of the lab. cracked tiles covered the floor and ceiling. school officials say repairs could take some time. >> right now we have no e-mail, no internet connection, no availability to grade books or any of our teacher resources, attendants and so on. >> we're seeing a lot of places in my territory where snow load's creating havoc and i think there's more to come. >> firefighters managed to salvage computers and servers. and engineers are assessing the building's safety before students return to class. >>> the fda appro
journalists in washington to discuss politics and to ridicule might flambe efforts. we will be right back. >> "white house chronicle" is produced in collaboration with whut, howard university television. and now, the program host, national syndicated columnist, llewellyn king, and co-host, linda gasparello. >> hello again, and thank you so much for coming along. everything has been removed but i am here with the four brilliant pple. linda gasparello -- stop laughing. i can cook. >> i am laughing through the running mascara. >> joe mathieu, of sirius xm radio. politics of the united states for people of the united states. extraordinary interesting political program. three hours a day. i am happy to say that until this point in time i have been included on fridays. one of my journalistic heroes, j.j. green, who is the national security correspondent of all news radioere in washington, wtop. i want to tell you you do a superb job. >> thank you, and so do you. >> you are very nice. but this is not about that. but you have been to afghanistan and i thought your coverage was extraordinary. i re
as the church is concerned, a marriage is between one man and one woman. >> tom sherwood, news 4, washington. >> it expected to easily pass the bill you but it could face road blocks when it goes for congressional reyou view. >>> while the winter olympics are happening in canada, the big countdown started near d.c. the torch will be lit in vancouver in less than 100 days you now. pat was there as the clock started ticking. >> reporter: outside the canadian embassy, people were rocking to the rhythms of one of the hottest pop stars. cc came to washington to celebrate the 100-day countdown to the 2010 olympic games. and to officially mark the countdown to vancouver, the unveiling of the 100-day countdown clock. >> it is great to have a little vancouver right here on pennsylvania avenue. so it makes it real for all of us as we count down the 100 days. >> reporter: joining the canadian ambassador was the president of the company dubbed the olympic official timekeeper since 1932. >> we had about 30 stop watches if you will at the time. today we have over 400 tons of equipment. hubs. time keeping
who of course is the founder of c-span. who in 30 years in washington has never been known to take a political stand on anything. he's very neutral. yet, he said -- he wrote a letter he said i think the obama has played us as a political football, c-span to talk about how open and transparent they were. once they elected they pull the plug. >> is that going to bring any more transparency to the process? >> no. this was an impossible promise. obama i believe knew it was when he was saying it. if you had the negotiations broadcast on c-span they would be -- there would be private prenegotiations where the real wheeling and dealing went on. this stuff always happens in secret and has to. >> the only person who would be watching any negotiations on c-span is jim pinkerton. >>> time for a look at the tea party story now. >> learn to speak tea bag. finally, learning a new language doesn't have to be hard. you can be fluent in conversational tea bag in a few short minutes. lesson one, don't get distracted by the confusing words of other languages. >> i think the public option and the prop
. >> good morning, washington. it is a cold morning out there. looking at doppler, look at the temperatures around the region. 18 degrees on the eastern shore. 17 in baltimore. at washington national airport, 20 degrees right now. you factor winds, we have wind chills in the single digits. let's show you the forecast for today. plenty of sunshine out there. we will be warm at midday, if you can call it that, to about 30 degrees. maybe 32 to 35 the high. sunny, breezy, and chilly out there. and our cold time is going to continue right into tuesday and into wednesday when we finally start to see some moderation. we will see temperatures rising to 45 by thursday. just a little snow shower activity into thursday. enjoy your sunday, and thank you for watching. have you gotten your seasonal flu vaccination? great - but your work's not done yet. we still need to get the h1n1 flu vaccination. you, me -- we should all get one. the vaccine is safe and proven effective against this highly contagious new strain of flu virus. we can help prevent the spread of this virus if we aljust roll up our sleeves.
washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. washington has been fixated on the war on terror, but yesterday one of those weird stories cropped up that set washington on its ear. a new book claim bing by mark halpern and john hidealman reports that during the campaign last year senate majority harry reid was telling people privately that barack obama's campaign would be helped because he was, quote, a light-skinned african- american with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." reed spent all day yesterday apologizing to the president who said he accepted the apology and to a score of black politicians and leaders. but the episode does recall a very similar incident when then republican leader trent lott said that he had the country elected segregationist strom thurmond we wouldn't have had so many problems. that caused such a furor you'll recall that lott had to resign his leadership post. senator feinstein who is in california this morning, i have to start with that. is this going to have the same impact on harry
attack on terrorism, amanda carpenter who writes the hot button column for "the washington times," anne kornblut from "the washington post." and margaret carlson, chief political columnist for bloomberg news. did the white house get what it wanted in that there was so much media focus in the buck stops here. >> they got more of what they wanted than they did the previous week. i was on the trip to hawaii with him. they got more of what they wanted then which is him in the spotlight, a short sound bite that everyone can repeat, and a sense that he's actually taking charge. now, the question of whether it's actually going to lead to any consequences for anyone, we'll be debating that for weeks, months, but for the short term i think they did get what they wanted this week mp. >> amanda carpenter, was the press seduced by a scripted sound bite? >> in a way i think so. if you look at the walk up to this, general james jones told "usa today" you will be shocked with what's coming out in this report. that whetted the appetite. then the next day the white house gave background statements to th
of the operation against the pakistani border. >> the "washington post" reports before the blast, his vehicle spread through check points on base and when he stepped up to be check by a security guard he detonated the bomb, sending steel pellets ripping through him and a dozen people near him. the paper quotes anonymous former official calling that bad trade craft. in op-ed for sunday's post, c.i.a. director leon panetta lashed out at critics who say those who gave their lives somehow brought it upon themselves. panetta says the bomber was about to be searched when he detonated the explosive, unlike earlier report. balawi's father says he blames america for turni ining the bomber's wife into a widow and his son into orphans. >> julie: thank you. they are keeping a close eye on what led to the attack in afghanistan. the intelligence community stepping up after the wake of the attempted christmas day bombing and the recent shooting spree at fort hood which left 134 peo13 people dea. director of national intelligence announcing a new commission to look in recent intelligence failures but some re
to ignite that bomb on a flight in christmas. washington correspondent for the "new york daily news" good morning james. >> good morning, how are you? >> great. hope you are too. let's get to this. we're learning a bit more about what happened during the interrogation some 30 hours of the nigerian man umar abdulmutallab, during this time he reportedly said al qaeda was training as many as 20 other young muslim men to blow up airlines. let's get to what you're hearing about what he's saying and outside of that too. >> what's interesting to me about all of this, alex, we heard that he was coughing up information from the get-go. i mean we heard this the weekend following christmas. what struck me, i was a little dubious at first because al qaeda trade craft certainly isn't to spill your guts after you get caught. their operatives have long been trained to resist and to feed misinformation, if anything, to interrogators. we certainly heard a lot about that over the years about the cia's interrogations of top al qaeda figures. so, i think that this guy did actually give some very useful infor
washington with revelations about president obama, the clintons and sarah palin. how it could affect the president's agenda. >>> the bonus backlash. those bailed out banks dishing out fat bonuses now. is this acceptable behavior for the companies that brought the economy to its knees? >>> night shift. nbc confirms it is moving jay leno again. but will leno and conan o'brien go along with this? >>> and, happiness inc. she showed millions a road from misery to inner peace. so, why is she now on a different road? >>> good evening. washington, a town powered by gossip, is consumed tonight by a book spilling dozens of secrets from the 2008 campaign. today, top republicans were calling for harry reid to resign as the senate majority leader, afternoon just one of those secrets was revealed. reid's prediction that then candidate barack obama could become president because he was, quote, light skinned and had no negro dialect. today, the head of the republican party said there is a double-standard at work here. >> there is this standard where democrats feel they can say these things and they
is the facthat we have so mandemands on ourime. when you pic up your paper whether it is "the washington post" or"the new york times," you coulbe sure that whatou read would ge you a great picture of at was going on in washington, at wasoing on around the world. the dend that it made on your time w so much less than the demand on your time now, with this very fragmented wayople are gettingheir news, people are getting the entertainment. > you check thenternet, you check this, youheck that >> exactly. you have to go to so many sources, this gigantic menu of plac where you can pick your news, pi your enttainment selections. it is too much work to do whaa paperid in a very compressed way. >> this is going to sound like heresy, but i am going to put this out as an argument. could it be argued that at is really th more democratic way to do it,he more egalitari y to do it? to l people decide what it is they are interested in, as opposed to some elitis who say from their offishat peoplehould know this and have no need to know this? >> with your argument - ahmad >> iis not my argument, it is ju -- >> in
>> this is my moment to step aside. >> this week on "inside washington," two prominent senate democrats announced their retirements. as a result, there is joy in talk radioville. >> these democrats drag the obama kool-aid, and they are committing political suicide. >> but are reports of their pending demise greatly exaggerated? >> i am less interested in passing and blamed than i am in learning from and correcting these mistakes to make us safer. for ultimately, the buck stops with me. >> the white house releases the report on the christmas day underwear bomber. it is not a happy tail. >> this is a winter of reckoning. >> governor's cry out in pain as they feel the effects of the battered economy. and guns in an nba locker room. no laughing matter. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- mark twain once came back to the united states from london and said the newspaper reports of his death had been greatly exaggerated. democratic leaders argue that is the case and washington following the news that two democratic senators and a democratic governor had
>> we have to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. >> a deep freeze grips the washington area, and we are not alone. from vermont to florida, the dangerous cold is causing problems. brace yourself for war bitterly cold weather. steve, how much longer will this stick around? >> about another day or so. we are watching timber tears and wind chill factors all day long. it is only -- watching temperatures and wind chill factors. look out to the west in the mountains. the higher elevations of was regina, we have a wind chill advisory in effect for western allegheny county for the overnight hours and into tomorrow morning. wind chill factors could be well below zero. for the rest of us, it will fall to 5-10 degrees with air temperatures around 10-18. clouds will increase during the daytime hours tomorrow and we do have snow flurries in the forecast. i will tell you what we can expect for the upcoming work and school week. i'll give you a hint, it is going to get a little warmer. >> people in our area have been coping with the bitter cold, but conditions have turned deadly and o
are worried there has been a sudden escalation and maybe it is because of a perceived weakness in washington. what do you say? >> talking about perceived weakness really is at the level of politics which we don't need. there are terrorists and jihaddists throughout the world in the middle east and over in the philippines and in indonesia and i guess some are right here in america. so it is a long-term struggle. we have to keep at it. and in that context, i think national unity is better than nitpicking every outburst that we receive from the terrorists because there will be more. and we are very fortunate to stop the one that came about just recently. >> geraldo: i agree about the ni testimonypick. to me part of the problem is the bureaucracy itself. the departmen department of hod security. i don't think they accomplished anything except maybe the red, orange, green, yellow light that i still don't know what they mean. i think the only meaningful advances are the armored doors in the aircraft themself that protect the flight crew and the fact that passengers as in the christmas day underwea
northwest washington. >> reporter: it was a bitter cold day but some refused to stay inside. >> it's a beautiful day. sun is out. and i come from michigan so to me this isn't really that cold. >> reporter: these flag football teams were going to play no matter what. but they admit they would trade the cold and wind for sun and heat any day. >> we preper to play in the hot weather. but, you know, on a day like today you have to run the ball and tough it out. >> reporter: even tourists were stunned by the blast of frigid weather. some ventured out on segways. >> my wife made the reservation. we didn't know it would be as cold as it was, especially windy. once we got here and got to ride them it was a lot of fun. you get to see a lot of things here in washington quickly. >> reporter: whe it gets this cold it can be dangerous. the arlington street people network is staying open 24 hours a day this weekend. >> then you can offer them additional services to help them move, hopefully from living on the streets to housing which is really our intent. >> reporter: the shelter is providing ho
and break down the sound and the major issues. joining me in washington is cnn political krkter and democratic strategist donna brazile and the former deputy assistant secretary of state liz cheney. welcome. let's start with this debate, po both the policy and politics of the terror debate. the president came out this past week and he said i'm the president, the buck stops with me. he used an interesting term. your father, the former vice president, other conservatives have said this president has gone soft, doesn't view it as a war. the president did come out and said we are at war. were you satisfied with that? do you see from your perspective an improved obama response? >> no. i mean, i didn't think it was satisfactory. it requires more from your commander in chief than just saying we're at war. the president himself has to exercise daily, consistent, unwavering stewardship. if you look at the performance after the president of john brennan and homeland security secretary napolitano, you know, we had both of them say they were surprised that al qaeda in the arabian peninsula
and roll things in washington, these statements? >> it certainly got everybody talking on tweets, in their facebook pages, in the wire service, you name it, up and down the internet. it all comes from a new book due out tuesday called "game change," by "time" magazine's mark halperin and "new york" magazine's john heilman. there are some racially charged comments from the senate democratic leader harry reid in describing the prospects that barack obama, then the junior senator from illinois, would have running for president in 2008, reid thought they were good, principally because -- "he is a light-skinned," is barack obama, african-american man, harry reid is quoted in the book. he goes on to say, barack obama has no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one." this broke off the weekend as advanced copies trickled their way into reporters' hands and were found at book stores ahead of the publication date. harry reid said, "i sincerely apologize for offending any and all americans especially african-americans for my improper comments." shortly after that, barack obama of course
calls and in the "washington post" editorial. a defense of the agency after the suicide bombing attacks. it killed 7 in afghanistan. sunday morning, january c 10th. probably saw that senator reid made and the response from the white house accepting the senator's apology. was it a poor choice of words. (202) 737-0002 for democrats and (202) 737-0001 for republicans and independent, (202) 628-0205. or you can send it toe mal at journal,p span dot org. the story. front page in the "new york times". exerts from this piece. senator reid moves to respond to the incumbent in the book game change in addition to calling president barack obama on saturday mr. reid reached out to several black political leaders to curb the fall out after making comments about raise. he's in a difficult re-election raise in nevada and fight over healthcare on capitol hill had fought speculation he might step down. republicans sharply criticized him but there's no indications his democrat allies would abandon him. inside the "washington post," reid apologizes for comments made in 2008. more excerpts from the book a
to the 2008 election season that is generating both a lot of buzz and concern in washington tonight. a new book called "game change" about the election, written by a pair of well-known journalists, hits bookstores tomorrow, and already tonight it's prompting an apology from the senate's top democrat over a racially charged comment. but it leaves very few of the key players in the '08 election from the president to john mccain, even some of the candidates' spouses, unscathed. we're covering that and the political fallout. let's start with nbc's andrea mitchell, who joins us from washington with more. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. the new book "game change" about the 2008 campaign could become a political game changer right now. as senate majority leader harry reid is discovering today. >> hello, everyone. >> reporter: in the crossfire, the senate's top democrat, critical to brokering a compromise for the president on health care and the rest of his agenda. but accding to "game change," an insider's account of the 2008 campaign by john heilemann and mark halperin,
is a "washington post" columnist. first up, president obama reminded the country this week that enemies of america are still very much a threat. >> we are at war. we are at war against al qaeda. a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9-11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people, and that is plotting to strike us again. chris: today we examine that threat with these four reporters who cover national security. we'll look at how al qaeda threatens us abroad as that new year's attack on our c.i.a. headquarters in afghanistan so tragically showed. but first let's look at the threat of the next al qaeda attack here at home. david, if you're in charge of intelligence in this country and looking out at the world, what's the threat coming here? >> the threat is that this is a resourceful, adaptable enemy that learns from us. they study us. so if we start to block one avenue of entry, one kind of weapon, they turn to another. they come at us in different faces from the ones we're expecting. i'll give you an example. the early al qaeda attacks obviously involve people from south
it on fox. we head to washington, america's news headquarters continues. continues. have a great day. captioned by closed captioning services, inc >> shannon: president obama accepts reid's apollology and says it's a closed book but the poor choice of words may be what what the republicans are looking for to topple the democratic leader. how did a would-be terror get on a u.s.-bound jet with a bomb? we ask sue meyer whether the u.s. will be ready the next time. we all remember the miracle on the hudson. more than 150 lives were saved. did you know the emergency landing in the river also sparked a love connection? i'm bloodstream b'm shannon bre. america's news headquarters starts now. i'm sorry, that is the message from harry reid to president obama. the democrat issued the apology after racially charged comments he he made about the 2008 presidential race were revealed in a new book. major garrett joins us from washington with the details. >> reporter: hello, shannon. good afternoon. "i'm sorry" is the word from senate majority leader harry reid but also on the phone to the senate d
husband, is moving back to his hometown in washington. what does this mean for the investigation? we'll speak to a woman that says she's susan's best friend. >> and she helped move him over the weekend. i'm going to talk about sports a little bit. here's the thing. none of us knew the big star names. you said because there are no new stars. you're going to look into that in a few minutes. will vancouver be a bust? or will the buzz grow? >> perhaps. >>> good morning. a deep freeze across much of the nation is being blamed for at least five death this is weekend. near atlanta, two boys were killed on a partially frozen pond. and a snowmobiling accident on a partially frozen lake in vermont killed three people. >>> president obama has forgiven harry reid for remarks made during the 2008 presidential campaign. reid is quoted as saying because obama is light skinned and quote no negro dialect, he could win the white house. >>> two afghan detainees died at bagram prison in 2002. >>> china is the biggest exporter in the world. china's exports rose last month, evidence of the ability to sell
inside player in washington and in dealing with the congress, and that's something some previous fed chairmen, paul volcker, alan greenspan, your time that the fed as vice chairman, you had done a lot of washington before, so i don't think it was a help they didn't have this experience but i think that the portfolio skills he had figuring out what to do in this instance was the most important thing we could ask for a fed chairman at this incredibly terrifying moment. >> host: what about his personality? >> guest: i think that's also interesting. alan greenspan in my view made the fed a little bit too much like the vatican. she was the pope and he was infallible and most people didn't know anybody else man. bernanke came to washington determined, he said at the time, to follow greenspan's policy but to be different the greens entry i call and in the book to be the un-greenspan. i think actually a was a bit naive but it did help him build consensus at the fed so when the time came for him to exert strong leadership to push people to do think they were not entirely comfortable with he h
for killing a former pakistani taliban leader in a missile strike. leon panetta told "the washington post" the bomber was about to come search when had he detonated the bomb. they worked with the bomber to get information about kd's second in command. >>> back here a man is in serious condition tonight. a freight train his hit car around 6:00 this morning. the tracks there are below street level and down an embankment. lug luckily he jumped out before the train hit. he's treated for injuries to his upper body. there are no train crossings in that area. investigators are not sure what caused the man to drive off the road to the tracks below. >>> a d.c. cab driver was shot in the jaw last night. his cab was found double parked around 11:30 last night. the cabbie was conscious but not able to talk. traffic around t street was blocked off while officers searched for evidence. investigators are looking into whether the cab driver was robbed. >>> there's still no sign of three middle school students from leesburg tonight. they have been missing since last wednesday, and police believe they all
's washington. top thicks morning include budget shortfalls in several states and the political outlook in the light of the 2010 elections. after "washington journal" this morning, on "news makers," i.r.s. commissioner douglas shulman on how his organization is planning for the tax season and future changes for tax preparers. >> a discussion now on the chemical herbicide agent orange. it was useded in massive quantities by the u.s. military in vietnam, where that government is now demanding compensation for damages. it's also believed to have caused serious medical conditions in thousands of american soldiers who served in vietnam. the new america foundation and washington monthly magazine hosted this event. it's about an hour and a half. >> thanks for coming. we're here today to discuss a special report just released in the current issue of the washington monthly called the agent orange boomer rang, which you can read at washingtonmonthly.com. i just to want thank new america, thank the staff of the washington monthly, and also charles bailey of the ford foundation for his support. the
, the change at the helm of the washington redskins. brett haber sat down and went one on one with mike shanahan. >> coach, you have been to the top of the mountain in this sport. you have borderline hall of fame credentials. what about this job enticed you. >> the opportunity to win a super bowl. you are always looking for a guy that wants to win it asbestos much as you do -- as much as you do. i felt that dan was a guy with so much passion for the redskins. he wants it worse than anybody i ever met. i said, hey, what an opportunity to be a head football coach in this organization that won super bowls. he wants to get back. he will give me every opportunity to be successful. i can't think of a better job than an owner with that mind- set. >> reporter: executive of football operations. where does the buck stop in terms of you, bruce allen and dan snyder. >> people say who has the final say. i've never had to use that. i had the final say in denver. i never used it one time. we work as a group. one of the reasons i am so excited about bruce, he is a guy that -- he will fight you for what
. >> reporter: california governor arnold schwarzenegger says washington owes the state billions. >> my budget includes billions of dollars for medicare. >> reporter: the president hopes to have the bill signed into law before the state of the union address next month. melanie wilkes, fox news. >> and the bills need to be merged into one before it can move on to the president's desk. >>> a memorial service was held in massachusetts for 37-year- old harold brown, jr. brown and his family lived in fairfax station. he was one of 7 victims of a suicide bombing in afghanistan on a c.i.a. base. his wife and three children stood together at the service along with massachusetts governor deval patrick. brown was killed in a patrick carried out by a suicide bomber. there is new video of the bomber moments before he struck. as caroline shively reports, the man said american intelligence officials tried to get him to spy for them. >> reporter: in a just-released videotape before his death, a doctor says revenge is why he killed the c.i.a. operatives in afghanistan because the c.i.a. had killed a pakistani
trustworthy? >> from the knight stuos at the neeum in washington, d.c., i'm frank sesno. helloand weome to "the future of news," our coersation about old and nemedia and what it means for news and for all of us in e digital age. i'm happy to be joined today by 2 award-winng journalists in theorld of ternational reporting. ann curry of nbc news may be bt known for hework on the "today" show and "dateline,"ut she's also disnguished herself in global humanitarian rerting. she reported on the crisis in darfur when few western reporters were the and has returned to rica repeatedly to cover th conflicts sudan, chad, and e congo. she's also repted from the middle st and from iran for that country's presidential election. crles sennott, longtimforeign correspondent for th"boston gle," was bureau chief in both jerusalem anlondon and has morehan 25 years of experience covering the world. 's now the exutive editor of a new venture, an entirely web-bed serve devoted exclusively to glob news. it's called globa post. so welme to you both. >> thank it's nice to see you, frank. >> all right, wenow wha
] >> reporter: "the washington post" reports that just before the blast, his vehicle sped through check points on base and when he stepped out to be checked by a security guard, he quickly detonated the bomb sending steel pellets ripping through him and more than a dozen people near him. the paper quotes an anonymous formeofficial who says meeting an asset like that a bad trade craft. leon panetta lashed out at critics who say those who gave their lives somehow brought is on themselves. the bomber was about to be searched when he detonated his explosives unlike earlier reports. the father says he blames america for turning the bomber's wife into a widow and his sons into orphans. >>> dane perisi was remembered in washington state. he took action to save other lives during the attack. >>> a 25-year-old queens college grad is facing charges of conspiring to commit murder and receiving training from al qaeda. the indictment unsealed todayages he went to pakistan back in 2008 with the denver airport shuttle bus driver identified as najibullah zazi. investigators believe they plotted an attack in n
in washington. well, a little more than a week in 2010, election politics is already in full swing. on saturday, senate majority leader harry reid apologized to president obama for racial remarks he made during the last campaign. three top democrats announced they won't seek re-election. but open warfare has broken out among the republicans over the g.o.p. chairman. joining us now are the leaders of both parties. michael steele, the controversial head of the republican national committee, and virginia governor tim kaine, chairman of the democratic national committee. gentlemen, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> great to be with you, chris. >> chris: before we get to the differences between your two parties, i have to ask about the difficulties going on within each of your camps. governor kaine, a new book in the 2008 campaign called "game change" says of senate majority leader harry reid -- let's put it up -- he was wowed by obama's oratorical gifts and believed the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as obama, a "light-skinned african-american w
't go back the old washington kind of routine, we're all responsible, so, therefore, no one is responsible. someone has to be held responsible. second of all, i don't think the president's action matched his rhetoric when we sent this individual to a civilian court. that person should be tried, he's an enemy combatant and he's a terrorist and if we're at war, then we certainly shouldn't be trying that individual in a court other than a military trial and to have a person be able to get lawyered up when we need that information very badly, i think, betrays or contradicts the president's view that we're at war. >> give us an assessment of your travels. there were some tensions, you promised close relations between the united states and pakistan but there are some tensions. too much attached to u.s. aid money and going over al qaeda and taliban targets. is your sense, senator lieberman, to you first, is pakistan a full partner now or are they still picking and choosing when to fight which targets to hit. >> pakistan is a full partner in the war on terrorism and i think john and
tension there is news developing this weekend back in washington. that the president released a statement yesterdaytanding behind the senate majority leader harry reid after some racially insensitive remarks remade during the 2008 primary campaign about then candidate obama were reported in a just published book. here with us live to talk politics the chairman of both political parties, governor tim kaine and rnc chair michael steele. good morning to boths of you. >> good morning. >> let me start with those remarks by harry reid as reported in this book about the 2008 race. senator reed was wowed by obama's gifts and believed that the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one such as obama, a quote light-skinned african-american quote with no negro dialect unless he wanted to have one as he said privately. rooetd was convinced that obama's race would help him more than hurt him for the democratic nomination. senator reed quickly apologized. he spoke to president obama who i said issued a statement saying the case is closed. he accepts the apology. governo
east and afghanistan and the recent events in yemen. the washington institute for near east policy is the host of this event. . quacks i am delighted to welcome you to this event. we are celebrating our 20th anniversary. it is especially appropriate that we can open this celebratory year by hosting our nation's highest-ranking military officer, admiral michael mullen. let me extend special greetings to members of the board of trustees who are with us today as well as to those who have gathered in new york, los angeles, south florida, and san francisco, participating in this session by videoconference. welcome to all of you. over our 25 years, we have been very proud to establish a close working relationship with the uniformed military. sometimes, we come to you. today, two of our senior scholars could not be 0 -- who could not be with as they are lecturing in atlanta. sometimes you come to us. are more than a decade, we have been honored to host serving officers on research and education training. through it all, we have come to respect the complexity and the multiplicity of respon
clear on this. having served every democrat president from washington during the white house in the senior state department. it is when you don't have discussions of a range of options in the room that you should ask questions. and it was to the enormous credit of this administration and to president obama that every view that y'all in this room are likely to hold was put forward inside the windowless room in the basement of the white house. so the president had the full range of views as he set forward first in march and february to send 21,000 troops, including 4,000 training troops. and then in december when he allowanced -- announced 40,000 more. it is the part the press is focused on. it's not the part i'm directly responsible for. i made inpotents that discussion. but our job is the civilian side of the war. from communications to agricultural from rule of law to subnational governance. to education and health. and that's what we do. plus the diplomatic side of things. i want to underscore that we are there because our national interest are at stake. we know how difficu
in the "washington post," pennetta says this is a reminder we are at war. >>> and budget cuts on a scale. it's a different story when you put faces to those affected. >> we go to maryland where state budget cuts are hitting the most vulnerable. >> reporter: 4-year-old carson brewster has trouble caring for herself. >> she can't care for herself. she gets fed through a tube. she has over 22 doctors. >> reporter: with $13,000 in out of pocket medical expenses last year alone, supplemental funds from the state of maryland has been essential to her family's survival for years. faced with a $700 million shortfall, maryland cut $30 million from the state's developmental disabilities administration. for the brewsters, that means painful decisions. the extra help for things like diapers and medication and physical therapy dropped from $2,500 to just $300. >> reporter: what does that mean for you? >> a struggle. a struggle to figure out how we are going to -- how to help our daughter and make sure that we have the monies to make sure our other children get help, too. me and my husband can wait, and o
the system so that it gets better and better every year rather than going crazy. the atmosphere in washington these days, the media calls the political wrangling, the calls for head, these are all indications of panic and partisanship and overreacting will produce the worst policy responses large broad brush expensive efforts and get the military involved in every place that claims they have al qaeda and these might not be the most effective fixes. we need less grandstanding from everyone, including the president of the united states and more sober efforts to simply improve security and resilience within this country. anyway, that's my view. you will hear from a superb panel on this later. but, first, an in-depth conversation with america's top military man admiral michael mullein the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. let's get started. >>> admiral mullen, thank you for joining us. >> good to be with you, fareed. >> does the christmas bombing suggest strength or weakness on al qaeda's part? at one level i look at it and think to myself, eight years after 9/11, this is all they're able to
can think. his comments still have washington talking. the senate republican in charge of electing more republicans says reid should step down from his post and the republican party chairman is piling on as well. a new book about the 2008 campaign called game change. they quote reid as saying then barack obama had a chance of winning the white house because he was light-skinned and his speech had what reid described no negro die lekt unless he wanted to have one. i sincerely apologize for offending any and all americans, especially african-americans for my improper comments. >> president obama quickly accepted the apology. as far as i'm concerned, the book is closed. hi, there, kate. >> it does sound like harry reid will go anywhere any time soon. he'll stay in his position and continue to seek re-election. firing back at republican critics for looking to plikize the issue. john cornyn and others calling on reid to vacate his post. republican party chairman michael steele says the comments were racist and accused the democratic party as following a double standard. >> there's a big
sentiment, but he also really has to deal with the people who are going to keep him either in washington or bring him back home. so he has to face nevada and talk to the african-american community and be transparent with them and we'll see what happens. but right now it is very early, but, you know this does not bode well for him. and, again, randi this is in a book and people can pick up a book and keep a book and always reference it. we can see it on a computer and in a book. we'll see what happens. >> april ryan with us tonight, thank you for your insight. >>> civil rights activist al sharpton is weighing in. in a statement, he says he's spoken with senator reid about what he described as the senator's unfortunate comments. he go on to say -- reverend sharpton ended his statement byi insaying he looks forward to working with senator reid whenever possible. >>> snow in florida. it seems no place is safe from this brutal cold spell that has teeth chattering nationwide. in a state known for its sunshine, freezing temperatures have people scrambling to stay safe and warm. martin savage is
about us? then they went to washington, and they sat in and took over buildings in the health department and so on, and locked themselves in like it was civil rights movement. and they refused to leave, and they were arrested and thrown out. a lot of them were injured badly that you don't know what it's like to be turned over by a horse or a policeman when you're in a wheelchair. but the one. now, who remembers? now they have a curb ramp. right? and we step over it or we'll update and are completely unaware that people took great risks and probably risks to their health, risks to their career, may have shortened their allies in fighting for that ramp. and there are many, many examples of this. another favorite of mine is the idea of a vacation. now, this may be a disappearing dream in america. i understand that, but the idea of a vacation, the idea of a 40 hour week, no child labor, these were ideas that were promoted 150 years ago by people like karl marx, if i may utter the words. karl marx did not create the soviet union. karl marx was a 19th century radical who sat around trying to f
for "the washington post" that caught my attention. what worries me looking ahead, thinking about the country is what might be called the californiaization of america. the growing tendency of our political system to make promises in social spending programs that it isn't prepared to pay for with tax increases. think about california. how can you stick to a position, as you do, that tax increases are not the way to go? >> well, first of all we have no option because if you do the tax increases, you immediately kind of stifle the economy. so right now where we try to get -- where we see that the economy is bottomed out and there is a chance now to come back, to go in now to hit the state with more taxes will be the wrong thing to do. so what you want to do is you want to do the opposite, you want to go and put money into the economy and you want to give tax incentives for businesses, for new hires as we did, or retraining people or for home buyers tax credits and so on. i think that it will be a big mistake. i think the thing that politicians should not do is promise things they can
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